BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (BP) – Small churches in particular can benefit from the free evangelism outreach My Hope 2014 with Billy Graham, releasing the new DVD "Heaven" in advance of Graham's 96th birthday Nov. 7, said Southern Baptist church planter Terry Dorsett.
"All churches are struggling with evangelism. How do we get our friends and neighbors to listen to us share the Gospel? Most of us are scared to do it. We're afraid to be rejected," Dorsett said. "It gives us an opportunity to do what we should be doing already, but we don't really know how to."
Dorsett is a joint My Hope coordinator for the northeastern U.S., working in Connecticut, Rhode Island and a portion of New York. He's serving in conjunction with Bruce James, evangelism director for the Baptist Convention of New England, who is concentrating on other New England states.
"A lot of the churches in this area ... are very, very small," Dorsett said. "They don't have a lot of money. These pastors are bivocational. We'll actually give the churches in this area up to five DVDs for free ... and then we give them the follow-up materials for free.